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How to disable or remove OneDrive in Windows 10

enero 29, 2020

Many people know that Microsoft has its own cloud storage – OneDrive. Naturally, it would be strange if the company did not take advantage of the opportunity to promote it in its own operating system. So they did it. In the latest versions of Windows (especially 10), OneDrive is fairly deeply integrated into the system. There are many storages such as OneDrive these days, so if you don't like it, you can turn it off or delete it. This guide will show you how to disable or remove OneDrive in Windows 10.

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How to disable or remove OneDrive in Windows 10

Disable OneDrive in the taskbar

A simple way is to deactivate OneDrive through the settings in the taskbar.

In the notification area, right-click the application icon and select Settings. <"Account" tab. It is possible to delete the connection to your account if it has been connected: Under Account, you can cancel synchronization.

In the "Settings" tab, you can deactivate the automatic execution of the application, simply by unchecking the Start box.

Delete the file explorer icon

Since the automatic start of the application is disabled, you can remove its icon from the file explorer. To do this, you must use the registry editor:

using the Win + R keys, launch the Run window, type regedit, then click OK. In the open window, divided into two parts, on the left side, find:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT CLSID {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2EDXNXXXXXXUMNUMX} and double-click "System.Ishell", he says. After restarting, OneDrive will be deactivated.

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And finally, the most radical option – the complete removal of OneDrive from Windows 10. However, before you start this procedure, you need to be careful because it is deeply integrated into the operating system and you do not know what effect its removal may have.

If you still need to do so, start a command prompt as an administrator by right-clicking the Start button and select Start a command prompt as an administrator. To end all OneDrive processes and make sure nothing is running at the command prompt, type: taskkill / f / im OneDrive.exe. Then enter the command to remove it from the 32-bit system:% SystemRoot% System32 OneDriveSetup.exe / uninstall and 64-bit:% SystemRoot% SysWOW64 OneDriveSetup.exe / uninstall

That's all. You now know how to disable or remove OneDrive in Windows 10.

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